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Montserrat Figueras - Lux Feminæ 900-1600 (2006) (Repost)

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Montserrat Figueras - Lux Feminæ 900-1600 (2006) (Repost)

Montserrat Figueras - Lux Feminæ 900-1600 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:53 | 401 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alia Vox | Catalog: AVSA 9847

The words sumptuous and ambitious both apply to this release by soprano Montserrat Figueras, accompanied by musicians from the orbit of early music miracle-maker Jordi Savall. Consider the hardbound, 170-page booklet, with no fewer than 44 reproductions of medieval Iberian artwork and music manuscript, many in full color. It's true that the 170 pages allow for the rendering of Figueras's notes into six languages: Catalan, English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Song texts, which are in various languages including Arabic, Hebrew, and Basque along with various Iberian forms of the Middle Ages, are also translated into these six languages.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Bal-Kan - Miel et Sang (2013) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9902}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Bal-Kan - Miel et Sang (2013) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9902}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Bal-Kan - Miel et Sang (2013) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9902}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.19 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 552 Mb
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© 2013 Alia Vox | AVSA 9902
Classical / World Music / Chamber Music

The name of the Balkans has an unusually graphic etymology: having discovered the beauty of this pivotal part of Europe, which stretches from Italy to the Bosphorous, and the ruggedness of its people, who put up fierce resistance to invasion, the Turks chose to describe the region with the words Bal (Honey) and Kan (Blood). Honey & Blood: never was there so apt a metaphor! So much richness and drama packed into such a small area is guaranteed to fire the imagination of historians and artists, especially musicians. Thanks to the magic of an ambitious programme built around the cycles of life, Jordi Savall invites us to travel the length and breadth of a region which has always had more than its share of human and historical drama. 230 minutes of music scan the full range of human emotions illuminated by 1001 different musical traditions, all of which nevertheless spring from a common source. "The future belongs to those with the longest memory", wrote Nietzsche. Once more, Jordi Savall brilliantly demonstrates that music is a key component of the collective memory that enables us to face our future. This lavishly documented CD-Book, translated into 12 languages, is a must for any self-respecting collector.

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Howard Arman - Rossini: Stabat Mater (2018)

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Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Howard Arman - Rossini: Stabat Mater (2018)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Howard Arman - Rossini: Stabat Mater (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:32 | 126 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

Rossini's Stabat Mater experienced some birth difficulties; the work had been commissioned by a Spanish aristocrat in 1832 but the following year the composer had only finished half of it, and an illness prevented him from continuing. Eager to be satisfied with his sponsor - and his wallet, no doubt - Rossini asked his friend and colleague Giovanni Tadolini to compose the remaining numbers, and in 1833 resounded in Spain the world premiere of Rossini's Stabat Mater. had not hesitated to sign the entire score without mentioning Tadolini's name. What a little joker! In 1841, the book was bought by a Parisian publisher who was unaware of the deception, Rossini was offended all the more because he had reserved the rights, and after many financial tuggings that are not necessarily to his credit, Rossini himself completed his score which was given in full and integrally Rossini in 1842. The public and the criticism were divided; some observers a bit Germanic felt that for religious music, it sounded like an opera, others rejoiced that although it was religious music, it still looked like an opera. This new recording from the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Choir, with a fine line of Italian soloists, will delight fans.

Corvus Corax - Skál (2018)

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Corvus Corax - Skál (2018)

Corvus Corax - Skál (2018)
Germany | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119 MB
Medieval Folk Rock | Label : Behßmokum Records

With a combination of historical music and modern fantasy elements, the Berlin musicians have shaped our present understanding of medieval music. After countless fabled albums such as "Mille Anni Passi Sunt", "Sverker" or "Gimlie" they brought Vikings, gods and legends back to life. Now, one year before their 30th anniversary, their new and spectacular album "Skál" revives the mood of old times and makes people dance and jump around crazy (as we know from medieval music).

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Diaspora Sefardi (1999) {2CD Set Alia Vox AV 9809 A+B} (Montserrat Figueras)

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Diaspora Sefardi (1999) {2CD Set Alia Vox AV 9809 A+B} (Montserrat Figueras)

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Diaspora Sefardi (1999) {2CD Set Alia Vox AV 9809 A+B} (Montserrat Figueras)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 551 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 304 Mb
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© 1999 Alia Vox | AV 9809 A+B
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Chamber Music / Vocal Music / Jewish Folk / Western European Traditions / Spanish Folk

Hespèrion XXI was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2001 for their double album Diáspora Sefardí, a collection of vocal works and instrumental pieces dating from the 15th century when the Jews were expelled from parts of Spain. The Sephardic Diaspora refers to this Jewish exodus in 1492 when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella commanded that all Jews who refused to convert to Christianity be expelled from Castile and Aragon in modern-day Spain. An estimated 100,000 Jews fled to North Africa, lands of the Ottoman empire (particularly Turkey and Greece), and other European countries such as France, Italy, and Portugal. These exiles brought with them unique culture, language, and traditions. The resultant marriage of influences from the Sephardic Jews’ old and new homes is reflected in Hespèrion XXI’s two-disc set, Diáspora Sefardí. The selections on the album depict not only surviving traditions of medieval Hispanic music but also the influence of sophisticated musical forms which developed in the Ottoman empire during the 16th century.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Le Royaume Oublie - La Tragedie Cathare (2009) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9873}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Le Royaume Oublie - La Tragedie Cathare (2009) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9873}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Le Royaume Oublie - La Tragedie Cathare (2009) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9873}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.10 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 537 Mb
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© 2009 Alia Vox | AVSA 9873
Classical / Medieval

Catharism was the name given to a Christian religious sect that appeared in the Languedoc region of what is now southern France and flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Cathars saw matter as intrinsically evil. They denied that Jesus could become incarnate and still be the son of God and thus, the Catholic Church regarded the sect as dangerously heretical. Faced with what they saw as a rapidly spreading cancer, the Church called for a crusade, which was carried out by knights from Northern France and Germany and was known as the Albigensian Crusade. This campaign, and the inquisition that followed it, eradicated the Cathars completely. It also had the effect of weakening the semi- independent southern principalities in the area, ultimately bringing them under direct control of the King of France.

Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox AVSA9907}

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Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox AVSA9907}

Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox AVSA9907}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 430 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
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© 2014 Alia Vox | AVSA9907
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval

Exactly 20 years ago (in 1994), after several years of research, experimentation and concerts, we recorded our first CD devoted to La Lira d’Espéria, performed on my three early instruments – the Rebec, the Tenor Fiddle and the Rabab (Rabel morisco) – with the indispensable percussion of Pedro Estevan. The idea was to announce the music and instruments featured in the recording using the evocative ancient names of Lyra and Hesperia. It was an obvious choice, as the whole recording was devoted to the medieval repertory for bowed instruments and consisted of music from the various Christian, Jewish and Arabo-Andalusian cultures that existed in ancient Iberia and Italica.

Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis E 8547}

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Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis E 8547}

Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis E 8547}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 269 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb
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© 1996 Auvidis / Astree | E 8547
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval Fiddle

Savall's notes make it clear that his intention was not so much to re-create a musical performance of the time as to pay tribute to the jongleurs in pieces that re-create ``a certain art of sounding the bow.'' The re-creations draw on what have become almost stereotypical melodic and rhythmic figures of the music of the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian cultures of the Middle Ages, periodically spiced, as in the Danza del viento, with spiky rhythms that could plausibly have originated in modern jazz improvisation.

Donna de Paradiso - Laudi e lodi del XIII-XIV secolo - Arundel, Antonio Minelli (1999) {Sarx Records SX 031-2}

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Donna de Paradiso - Laudi e lodi del XIII-XIV secolo - Arundel, Antonio Minelli  (1999) {Sarx Records SX 031-2}

Donna de Paradiso - Laudi e lodi del XIII-XIV secolo - Arundel, Antonio Minelli (1999) {Sarx Records SX 031-2}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 332 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
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© 1999 Sarx Records | SX 031-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

The "ARUNDEL" show group, founded by Antonio Minelli and Olga Borghetti, has been conducting a systematic search for medieval music and texts, which began with the rediscovery of troubadour songs and ancient dances, collaborating with illustrious Italian choreographers, and then continued with the many artistic forms of the European Middle Ages.

Eric Sleichim & Bl!ndman - Bl!ndman Collected (2013) {7CD Set Warner Classics 5099944427726 rec 1992-2006}

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Eric Sleichim & Bl!ndman - Bl!ndman Collected (2013) {7CD Set Warner Classics 5099944427726 rec 1992-2006}

Eric Sleichim & Bl!ndman - Bl!ndman Collected (2013) {7CD Set Warner Classics 5099944427726 rec 1992-2006}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.88 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 990 Mb
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© 1992-2006, 2013 Parlophone Music Belgium / Warner Classics | 5099944427726
Jazz / Classical / Saxophone / Classical Crossover / Early Music / Renaissance / Medieval / Avant-Garde / Contemporary

BL!NDMAN’s approach to early music using modern instrumentation seeks to achieve a reformative transformation, rather than an exact imitation. For the past 20 years, BL!NDMAN has been constantly engaged in the search for a saxophone sound that throws new light on old music. Central to this is timbre, as is the way in which the tone can be consciously influenced by the whole body, even the voice box. This 7-CD set charts their extraordinary journey.

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Moyen Âge & Renaissance - Middle ages & renaissance (1997) {Fontalis Auvidis ES 9904}

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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Moyen Âge & Renaissance - Middle ages & renaissance (1997) {Fontalis Auvidis ES 9904}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Moyen Âge & Renaissance - Middle ages & renaissance (1997) {Fontalis Auvidis ES 9904}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
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© 1997 Fontalis / Auvidis France | ES 9904
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance

This disc consists of 22 landmark selections from Hesperion XX's various programs of music of the 12th to 14th centuries. Notable composers represented: Alfonso X El Sabio, Guillame Dufay, Eustache Du Caurroy, Orlando Lasso, Francisco Guerrero, Christopher Tye and Cristobal De Morales; several anonymous works included also.

Ensemble Colortalea - Lais Bretons: Aux origines de la poésie chantée médiévale (2000) {Coop Breizh LAY 003CD}

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Ensemble Colortalea - Lais Bretons: Aux origines de la poésie chantée médiévale (2000) {Coop Breizh LAY 003CD}

Ensemble Colortalea - Lais Bretons: Aux origines de la poésie chantée médiévale (2000) {Coop Breizh LAY 003CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
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© 2000 Coop Breizh / Éditions du Layeur | LAY 003CD
Classical / Medieval

The law of the honeysuckle of Marie de France founds the French poetic tradition; it is inspired by a Breton lai, just like the Nightingale's Law, which De la Villemarque will collect in its Breton form, Ann Eostik, … eight centuries later. A testimony of the link between Breton tradition and medieval Breton lisa which Marie de France had echoed. Because the Breton lais are close to the gwerziou, these lyrical narrative songs that we still know today in Brittany.

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

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John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 336 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
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© 1995 Metronome Recordings | METCD1009
Classical / Medieval / Early Renaissance / Polyphony / Choral

John Dunstaple was one of the most celebrated composers of the medieval period. Tantalisingly little is known about him, and what little is known is tantalising. He served in the courts of the family of Henry V and two pieces here were performed in Canterbury Cathedral to celebrate Henry V's victory at Agincourt. The booklet includes illustrations from the only known surviving Dunstaple autograph manuscript, an astronomical treatise in Emmanuel College library. "A treasure trove of unfamiliar and little heard masterpieces, this imaginative record is a model of what can be achieved when scholars and performers genuinely collaborate"

Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard - Fons luminis: Codex Las Huelgas (Sacred Vocal Music from the 13th Century) (2018)

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Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard - Fons luminis: Codex Las Huelgas (Sacred Vocal Music from the 13th Century) (2018)

Ensemble Gilles Binchois & Dominique Vellard - Fons luminis: Codex Las Huelgas (Sacred Vocal Music from the 13th Century) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 295 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | 01:04:37
Classical, Sacred | Label: Ensemble Gilles Binchois

Since 1979 Dominique Vellard has been the inspirational driving force behind the Ensemble Gilles Binchois : more than 35 years of research and performance that have led to the creation of some of the essential recordings, especially of music from the medieval and Renaissance periods. An outstanding catalogue of recordings devoted to the music of Machaut, the Notre-Dame School, the Burgundian repertoire, early french polyphony or the spanish Renaissance, on labels such as Virgin Classics, Harmonic Records, Ambroisie, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Glossa y Aparté, have met public, critical and musicological acclaim. The Ensemble Gilles Binchois performs regularly mostrly across Europe, but also in Morocco, India, Malaysia USA and South America.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9888}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9888}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9888}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 777 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 363 Mb
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© 2011 Alia Vox | AVSA 9888
Classical / Medieval / Choral

Mare Nostrum (Latin for Our Sea ) was a Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most important focal points of cultural, political and intellectual growth and exchange and dialogue in the history of humankind. In this lavishly illustrated CD-book, Jordi Savall and the musicians of Hespèrion XXI invite us to explore the facts, myths and legends of the Mediterranean and the sway it has had over many peoples and cultures from Morocco to Israel, from Spain to Lebanon. Also featured on the recording are soprano Montserrat Figueras and Israeli singer Lior Elmaleh, one of the leading representatives of the new generation of performers of Andalusian music.